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Arbor / Art Brew Double Trouble

Formerly brewed at Arbor
Style: Barley Wine
Bristol, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Cask; Special. Also available bottle conditioned.
Brewed at Arbor (at least the bottled version was).
Collaboration with Art Brew. Barley wine, heavily hopped with Nelson Sauvin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (9989) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2014
Cask at the Hanging Bat. Pours copper brown, nose is blackcurrant, toffee, taste is sweet fruity toffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (21560) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2013
7th October 2013
Hazy deep amber beer, tidy pale cream coloured head. Palate is softish but has body. Creamy malt. Sherry, toffee and treacle.Little ripe orange. Quite a noble hop bitter kick towards the neutral finish. Big bitter linger!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ken1 (1647) - DENMARK - SEP 14, 2013
A sweet fruity flavor. A alcoholic mouthfeel. Color is redish brown with a white head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (17052) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2013
Bottle from Euston Tap, London. Clear reddish brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and dried fruit. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish with warming alcohol. 140913

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jfb (5401) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 21, 2013
(cask) pours a clear copper-ruby colour with a creamy off-white head. aroma of brown sugar, strawberries and caramel, quite oxidized, with a hint of mango, orange peel and toffee. flavour is mostly the same, quite fruity and oxidized, with notes of orange peel, cherry stones, peaches, no sweetness and no alcohol detectable. medium to heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (20763) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2013
cask at the bat ... copper brown ... thin tan head ... soft sweet toffee fruits nose ... full rich body ... sweet toffee ... little blackcurrant ... juicy fruits ... oily body ... bitter toffe linger .. soft mellow vanilla and woody finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (12962) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Doodler (thanks Scott!) poured a hazy reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of toffee, carmel, sherry, prune and raisins. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, carmel, dried fruit and light wood with a smooth lingering toffee finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (16475) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2012
On cask dispense at the Cask, Pimlico (Feb ’12). Dispensed into a UK half pint glass to a copper/dark amber colour with a thin white head. On the nose you get a big alcohol whiff straight away! Also a floral hop aroma and some dried fruits and general sweet smells coming off. Taste wise - sweet malts, hops, dried/dark berry fruits and a fairly strong alcohol flavour on the finish with a warming aftertaste as it passes down the gullet! Palate - a medium bodied beer but surprisingly not too heavy and free flowing for a 12% barley wine. No stickyness or treacle at all! Overall - for a 12% cask offering this was a good effort and very well balanced. Mouthfeel was good - not too treacley or sticky, quite thin really !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2012
A - citrus and sherry A - slightly hazy orange gold with frothy head T - sweet and sour P - mid O - good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (22523) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2012
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty dry hoppy aroma with hints of caramel and weak hints of dark fruit. Fruity malty dry hoppy bitter caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish with hints of dark fruit.

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